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Posted November 15, 2013

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — The Jetpack from Biknd is a travel bag for road and mountain bikes that includes an inflatable wall system that acts like an airbag, absorbing any impacts the bag receives during transit.

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Posted November 15, 2013
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Parlee is launching its first aero road bike, the ESX. The ESX is all new design that the company has been working on for several years in the lab, in the wind tunnel and on the road.
 
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Posted November 13, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The company that makes Polar Bottle insulated water bottles is preparing to launch an inexpensive hydration system with a recyclable water reservoir, making replacing a yucky bladder less painful to the wallet and the planet.

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Posted November 12, 2013

ESSEX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based Sphyke offers theft resistant combination locks for wheel skewers, axle locknuts and seat binder bolts.

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Posted November 11, 2013

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) — Abbey Bike Tools is now offering a single-sided, Team Issue, version of its Crombie cassette lock ring tool.

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Posted November 10, 2013
Center-drive-motor system retains the name of its predecessor.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Shimano’s latest entry into the e-bike powertrain market takes aim at Bosch with a center-drive motor that will be introduced in Europe in 2014.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 7, 2013
The BOS Deville fork

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — BOS Suspension forks and shocks have been some of Europe’s most desired suspension components, but unless you ordered from Europe you were not going to ride them.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 7, 2013
Levi's Commuter Parka

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The Levi’s Commuter clothing series introduces new styles for fall 2013—including parkas, jeans, tees, woven tops and outerwear—with performance features including water resistance, moisture wicking, reflective accents and greater mobility.

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Posted November 6, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German high-end wheelmaker Lightweight is offering a limited edition of its wheels personalized with whatever words the buyer would like to see laser engraved on the rims.

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Posted November 6, 2013
Wick and Ollie Thomas

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — KORE, a longtime mountain bike brand with early roots in Southern California’s dirt scene, is enjoying a resurgence in sales as a growing list of bicycle companies again spec the iconic company’s products.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 6, 2013
MicroShift's mountain bike shifter test machine.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Being a viable alternative to Shimano is not easy for the small Taiwanese company MicroShift.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 5, 2013
The Thar saddle in black.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Fizik says its new Thar saddle line was specifically designed for use on 29er mountain bikes.

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Posted November 5, 2013
Erik Saunders, VP's brand manager in the U.S.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—When Shimano announced its distribution shakeup in July, a number of Taiwanese component suppliers began calculating the odds of picking up additional aftermarket

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 4, 2013

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule's new Round Trip Pro is the brand's premium soft case for bike travel and includes an integrated bike work stand.

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Posted November 4, 2013
A SRAM Red hydraulic brake caliper

The company says situation applies to a narrower range of serial numbers than initially reported.

Posted in Recalls
Posted November 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries’ new super-durable BLCKCHRM bags feature exteriors made of hypalon, a material originally used to make U.S. Coast Guard rescue rafts. Liners use a tightly woven nylon, while the trim is full grain leather and hardware is coated with rubber. 

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Posted October 31, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava has added indoor workout videos to its mobile device apps. 

Posted in New Products Tagged Mobile bike apps
Posted October 31, 2013

NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau's new Course Skinsuit is intended to be a functional, aerodynamic option for road racers.  

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Posted October 30, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — A new book co-authored by Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner focuses on teaching road race tactics.

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Posted October 29, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — At last Wednesday’s cyclocross practice at Marymoor Velodrome, a handful of riders — including some BRAIN staffers and a few industry insider types — got the chance to try a new suspension seatpost on the facility’s somewhat bumpy grass surface.

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